Was this only due to the high temperature? In any case, the Bundesliga did not ignite a soccer fever on the first match day.
The average utilization ratio for the nine home matches was 88.6 percent – only the Allianz Arena of FC Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park and the RheinEnergieSTADION of 1. FC Köln were completely sold out.
The utilization ratio for the entire last Bundesliga season was 92.9 percent.
The TV viewers also turned away from their favorite sport:
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In contrast, RTL – with its broadcasting of the Formula 1 race in Spa – may consider itself as the winner of the TV sport weekend. The number of viewers rose from 4.25 million in the prior year to 4.66 million in this year.